Feral Heat (Shifters Unbound, Book 5.5) by Jennifer Ashley
Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright.
In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own–she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self.
Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate?
Review: The story of Jace and Deni was cute. I liked seeing the damaged Deni find healing and I liked seeing Jace find his soul mate. Between having a spy who was informing the police about shifter dealings (including Jace being there illegally), the search for a way to safely remove the collars, and the next to impossible odds that they could have a happily-ever-after being they were from two different shifter towns, made for a quick and entertaining ride. Jace’s ability to pull Deni back from the brink of going feral and Deni’s inevitable role in making sure Jace doesn’t go feral after a plane crash also added to the appeal of their relationship. It was a quick read, so the conflicts were not majorly dramatic, but it wasn’t ever dull. It was not my favorite of the Shifters Unbound series, but it was definitely still worth the read because of how we have watched the two characters develop in previous novels.
No favorite quotes for this review, due to how the book was short. I don’t want to take away from the enjoyment of the read.